ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PAIR POTENTIALS AND DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METALLURGY
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It is demonstrated that the relationship between pair potentials and distribution functions is experimentally ambiguous for dense fluids. Calculations in the Percus-Yevic approximation show that qualitatively different potentials can be chosen which predict pair distributions which are virtually indistinguishable, and vice-versa. In addition, if the nearest neighbor interaction is predominant, it appears that the assumption of symmetric interactions may not be valid in liquids such as mercury and tin. Author
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy